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With unemployment rates lower than ever before, the war for talent is intense. Compensation and benefits (“total rewards”) is supposed to be a simple formula for building and retaining talent. But, without a well-structured compensation plan, it’s hard for companies to keep up with the ever-evolving landscape. Not only do...

Do you work for a boss who is genuinely empathetic? Is your boss one who listens or one that only cares about the company’s bottom line? Unfortunately, not everyone can say they work for a great boss. In fact, bad managers and bosses are the reasons for over 50%...

Have you ever had a boss that was a narcissist? A boss that left you feeling like they don’t give a sh*t about you. One minute, they are talking to you in a demeaning way and the next minute, they are charming with a client. To some extent, we’ve all...

In the fast-paced world that we live in today, we‘re often too tough on ourselves. In our heads, we replay scenarios of things we could have done better. We let feelings of negativity, guilt, and regret overcome our self image. Instead of beating ourselves for our mistakes, what if we...

From those intrusive thoughts constantly invading our minds to the aesthetics and ambiance of our surroundings affecting our mood and productivity, we are constantly bombarded by our environment.  Notions of what happened in the past or what’s going to happen in the future consume our thoughts. Are these infinite train...

Minimalism - an approach to life that preaches “less is more”. “Why can’t I have what that person has?” “Why do I feel like I always need more?” Oh wait, that’s right - I’m killing my own joy with the mind games I play.  It’s called comparison. We tend to measure...

Mary allows her employees to work remotely. Dick makes his employees come into the office. Don’t be a Dick. Providing remote work opportunity to employees offers benefits to employers and workers alike: increased productivity and efficiency, boosted employee morale and engagement, lower stress, reduced turnover, and decreased overhead costs....

From those yummy Swedish Fish to flat-pack empire Ikea, Sweden has long been leading the pack. But it seems as if their latest export is set to sweep the world quite literally. Picture this: tall, fit, beautiful Swedish people jogging along majestic paths. Now, add a trash bag in their...

It's been 2 months since I've moved back to D.C. from San Francisco and I wanted to reflect on what I have learned. I have lived in the D.C. area my entire life.  I decided to move from D.C. to San Francisco in June 2015 because I was intrigued at...